Stories tagged: Memorial Day
Thu., May 24, 2018
Memorial Day weekend brings more traffic, higher gas price and warm weather
Highways, border crossings and ferry docks in Washington are likely to clog with traffic for Memorial Day weekend – travelers, plan accordingly.
Thu., June 15, 2017
Veteran airs concerns to school board after flag flies at full staff on Memorial Day
When Stephen Latoszek drove by Lewis and Clark High School on Memorial Day, he was shocked and saddened. The flag was not at half-staff.
Wed., May 31, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Memorial Day events boosted by outbreak of war; Chief Spokane Garry honored with new headstone at Greenwood Cemetery
Spokane’s Memorial Day Parade struck a particularly patriotic note in this wartime year. In addition to the usual ranks of veterans from previous wars – including the gray-haired vets of …
Tue., May 30, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Ain’t a big surprise – May 31, 1993
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Tolling of the Boats in Hayden honors submarine crews lost at sea
The Laying of the Wreath ceremony, part of Hayden, Idaho’s Memorial Day observance, commemorates the submarines and crew members lost at sea since the beginning of the U.S. military.
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address
President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defense of the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as …
Mon., May 29, 2017
Plight of World War I veteran brings family together for Memorial Day
Some 79 years after he fell off a fishing boat and sank into obscurity, World War I veteran Henry Hartman finally had funeral services Thursday with full military honors in …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Civil War reenactment recalls Peninsula Campaign of 1862
Civil War re-enactors worked to bring life to a battle from the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, at Deep Creek Farm in Medical Lake, Washington.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer – think beaches and backyard barbecues, mattress sales and sporting events – some veterans …
Sat., May 27, 2017
Events and cemetery guidelines for this Memorial Day weekend
Few flowers will find their way to Mt. Nebo Cemetery this Memorial Day. That’s because the cemetery primarily serves the area’s Jewish population, and graveside flowers are not a part …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 3 p.m.
Fishburne, Mantegna to host Memorial Day concert in DC
Performers will include classical singer Renee Fleming; singer and actress Vanessa Williams; country singer Scotty McCreery; and singer John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting. Irish tenor Ronan Tynan …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Pasco will honor veterans over Memorial weekend with traveling Vietnam wall
Hundreds of veterans from across the Northwest will travel to Pasco on May 24 to help escort a replica version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to City View Cemetery.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Israel celebrates 69th birthday after solemn Memorial Day
In a jarring contrast, Israel is transitioning from the solemn remembrance of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day celebrations.
Tue., May 31, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Parade shows support for preparing for World War I
From our archives, 100 years ago Riverside Avenue was a “sea of flags” during Spokane’s big Memorial Day parade.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
For Memorial Day, new stamps showing Service Cross Medals
The U.S. Postal Service is marking Memorial Day by issuing new stamps showing the Service Cross Medals. They are among the nation’s highest military honors.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
President Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country.
Mon., May 30, 2016
Legacy of War: Of family’s five children serving in World War II, three came home alive
The Bang family, of Spokane Valley, had five children in the American fight in World War II. Three made it home.
Mon., May 30, 2016
Legacy of War: Helicopter pilot Jim Emch was the 85th Spokane County resident to die in Vietnam
Jim Emch always wanted to fly helicopters, and he got his wish when he became the pilot of a Huey gunship in Vietnam. He was killed in a helicopter crash …
Mon., May 30, 2016
Legacy of War: Gonzaga ROTC staff remember Mathew Fazzari as ‘the best of what America can turn out’
Gonzaga University ROTC standout Mathew Fazzari was killed killed just weeks after his deployment to Afghanistan; a leadership award in the program is named in his honor.
Mon., May 30, 2016
Then and Now: Memorial Day 1942
Memorial Day 1942 was a solemn event for a nation at war.
Mon., May 30, 2016
Legacy of War: “Ace” Allen’s mother wrote to him every day, even after his death in Korea
Isadore “Ace” Allen was killed two days after arriving in Korea in 1950; now his memory lives on in the nephew who is named after him and in a book …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spokane honor guard ranks dwindling, but demand for their services still high
On a sunny, blustery Friday at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, the wind tugged at the huge flag and whistled around the shelter where a family was …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines
Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing …
Tue., May 24, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Editorials covered moving holidays to Mondays, an initiative to limit employment opportunities for gay people and increasing U.S. secrecy and surveillance after 9/11.
Fri., May 20, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Jury clears merchant accused of improper behavior
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. May McDonald sued clothing merchant Albert J. Ziv for $500 after she claimed that he “assaulted her by laying hands on her and …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Chinook Pass aiming for Memorial Day reopening
Chinook Pass should reopen for Memorial Day weekend after being closed for the winter. That’s the date the state Department of Transportation targets each year. Some years it’s later and …
Mon., May 25, 2015
Memorial Day 2015: Never forget.
The number of battlefield casualties for America has dwindled since the last Memorial Day, as most U.S. forces have returned from faraway war zones and those who remain perform the …
Sun., May 24, 2015
Veteran’s long-unmarked grave given a headstone
When Chuck Elmore heard that a black Army veteran had been buried in the 1970s in an unmarked grave at Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens, he thought resolving the issue might take …
Sat., May 23, 2015
Bugler honors deceased veterans with a personal touch
Taps is 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry. It’s a musical recognition of a life ended, a goodbye that hangs in the air as friends and family …
Thu., May 22, 2014
Forest Service reminds visitors to leave fireworks behind
With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, the U.S. Forest Service would like to remind visitors to national forests in Oregon and Washington that discharging fireworks or explosives, including exploding targets, …